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The Quickest Plot Structuring Tool There Is

I have been looking for this. Perfect!

Sacha Black

The Quickest Plot Structure Tool There Is

I used to be an over plotter. A plotter who annoyed herself because she couldn’t do anything until she had planned ten ways to Sunday. Thank god I came to my senses and pulled the rod out of my arse!

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Mindful Monday–Food Mindfulness

Welcome to Mindful Monday!  I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to.  Each week I try to self discover new things about myself. This week, my friend Lia, from the Lifestyles of Lia,… Continue reading Mindful Monday–Food Mindfulness

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Mindful Monday–Food Mindfulness

Welcome to Mindful Monday!  I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to.  Each week I try to self discover new things about myself. This week, my friend Lia, from the Lifestyles of Lia,… Continue reading Mindful Monday–Food Mindfulness

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Ephemeral Fairy Swamp

Fairy Swamp is changing quickly here in Pensacola, Florida, as emerald leaves frame this image in time.  The bright green leaves of spring will soon give way to the cool darkness of the summer swamp.  The leaves and vines will soon be thick, making it near impossible to see into the murky waters, that today… Continue reading Ephemeral Fairy Swamp

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

A Tainted Kiss

Welcome to Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge!  Every week, Ron gives us a couple of words to work with for prompts in our haiku.  I like to play with words a bit and see where it takes me.  This week, I submit for your viewing pleasure: A tainted kiss stains - the beauty of our… Continue reading A Tainted Kiss

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One Word Photo Challenge-Mauve

Jennifer Nichole Wells color for this week is mauve!  There is something about this color that speaks to me.  This pale shade of purple is one of my favorites. This hosta is from my garden last summer.  It shows up as a delicate mauve color to start with.  Once the blooms open up they take… Continue reading One Word Photo Challenge-Mauve

Book Reviews

A @COLLEENCHESEBRO #BOOK #REVIEW “THE MISTREATMENT OF ZORA LANGSTON” by @REBIRTHOFLISA

This was an excellent book! Check out Lisa’s blog at https://rebirthoflisa.wordpress.com/

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Mistreatment of Zora Langston

Title:  The Mistreatment of Zora Langston

Author:  Lisa W. Tetting

Website: https://rebirthoflisa.wordpress.com/

ASIN:  B00URD7AKI

ISBN 13: 9780996142908

Published:  1 edition (March 15, 2015)

Pages:  163 pages

Genre:  Young Adult, Drama, Black Fiction, Coming of Age,

*A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review, which follows.

At the tender age of nine years old, Zora Langston loses the most important person in her life, her father.  This one event, sets off a chain of events that is mind-boggling.  Zora is left with a mother who despises her, a sister who hates her, and a brother who does not even acknowledge her presence.  The death of Zora’s father is further exacerbated when her mother’s boyfriend moves in and takes his place as the head of the household.

Zora struggles to cope with the harsh treatment she receives, as the youngest child in the…

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Manic Mondays

I stumbled upon the above cartoon at Susan Cushman’s blog  and had to share it.  This is surely the truth for most of us writer types out there.  Our past experiences contribute to our writing in so many ways.  College professors will expound on the virtues of writing what you know because it gives a budding… Continue reading Manic Mondays

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How I learned to Kill My Darlings.

Great writing tips here from Ronovan Writes!

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You’ve heard the expression in writing that you may come to a point where you must “kill your darlings.” Some will even say kill every last one of the son of a—oops. I was channeling someone else for a moment. Some darlings are okay to keep, but some should be killed. But how to know which and who came up with the idea of the da—yeah, channeling again.

There once was a man named Q, who didn’t know what to do, then one day, decided to say, all your darlings do slay.

In 1912 Arthur Quiller-Couch became a professor at Cambridge. In his first series of lectures he coined a phrase, or at least it is our earliest noted use of said phrase and in the portion of that lecture it went like this:

Arthur Quiller-Couch“[If] you here require a practical rule of me, I will present you with this: ‘Whenever…

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